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JUST ENGAGED ISSUE F E AT U R E S 77

FLIGHTS OF FANCY Let your personal style soar with gorgeous engagement rings and bands.

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FROSTED PASTELS Swap moody hues for a seasonal take on a softer palette.

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POPS OF PERSONALITY Elevate your home with decorative extras that add serious character.

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HONEYMOONS OFF THE INSTA- GRID

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Skip the places on everyone’s feed in favor of dreamy, lesser-known locales.

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CELEBRITY WEDDINGS An inside look at the celebrations of activist and model Hunter McGrady and The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay.

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RUNAWAY BRIDE

RUNAWAY BRIDE

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The hottest weddingworthy looks are made to move.

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WINTER 2019 All the deets on our Fall cover model Hunter McGrady’s wedding.

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REAL LOVE 52

ESSAY How dress shopping helped an influencer feel confident in her own skin.

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REAL WEDDINGS Get inspo from these couples’ one-of-a-kind celebrations.

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FA S H I O N + B E AU T Y 80

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EXPERT ON CALL Celeb stylist Micaela Erlanger on fashion, inclusivity and trends she loves.

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WHAT TO WEAR Attire for castle, penthouse and brewery affairs.

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EDITOR’S LETTER CONTRIBUTORS THE KNOT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD EVENTS DAILY FIX TOOLS ADVICE TR ADITIONS NEW + NOW LAST LOOK

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BRIDAL BEAUTY COUNTDOWN Your guide to looking fabulous in time for your day.

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STYLE + PLANNING MODERN RUSTIC Everyone’s favorite décor style gets an edgy twist.

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“I DO” DON’TS Our style & planning editor dishes on her own wedding day mistakes.

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T R AV E L 132

PHASES OF THE (HONEY)MOON

ON THE COVER

Details on all the moons you can have as a married (or engaged) duo.

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CITY GUIDE: NAPA Where to stay, eat and play in wine country.

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HONEYMOON STYLE Pack these must-haves for a trip to Japan.

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Dress in sizes up to 16, $6,990, LelaRose .com; earrings, $11,000, SingleStone.com; shoes, $55, Converse.com PHOTOGRAPHER Kathy Lo FASHION STYLING Shelley Brown HAIR Felix Fischer for Kerastase/L’Anza Hair Color at Factory Downtown MAKEUP Julia Joseph using Make Up For Ever PROP STYLIST Nassimos Studio

MCGRADY: JENNY QUICKSALL PHOTOGRAPHY; RINGS: JOHNNY MILLER; TABLE: BASHFUL CAPTURES; CLUTCH, BLUSH: COURTESY OF VENDORS; CRUMBLE: SHUTTERSTOCK

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EDITOR’S NOTE

Y O U R D A Y, Y O U R W AY Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now do me a favor and forget everything you think is “required” for a wedding. Because, honestly, there are no requirements when it comes to your day, and no one blueprint for all weddings. A better way to go? Turn to your unique story. How did you meet? What are your passions? How do you make each other feel? Look to questions like these (and the answers!) for inspiration and you’ll start to create the outline of a beautiful day. And if you find yourself presented with something that doesn’t feel like “you,” whether it’s walking down an aisle, doing a first dance or wearing certain attire, simply put your own spin on it or skip it—really! The couples who stay true to themselves throughout the planning process end up with weddings they love and we can’t wait to share. So what are you waiting for? Turn the page and get started!

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A FOLLOW-UP ON SIZE INCLUSIVITY

KRISTEN MAXWELL COOPER Editor in Chief @kristenmax kristen@theknot.com

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In our last issue, we tackled the topic of size inclusivity in the wedding industry head-on with help from our inspirational cover star, model and body-positivity advocate Hunter McGrady. But we didn’t stop there. Since then, we’ve continued the conversation and push for change in the industry. First up was an expert panel and the first sizeinclusive bridal runway show at New York Fashion Week. A month later followed an educational seminar with salon owners during Bridal Fashion Week. And we can assure you that this is only the beginning!

MAXWELL COOPER: SARAH LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY; MCGRADY: JENNY QUICKSALL PHOTOGRAPHY; COVER: CHRIS CRAYMER; C-3PO: CLAYTON AUSTIN; COUPLE: CARRIE PATTERSON PHOTOGRAPHY; ACCESSORIES: COURTESY OF VENDORS

Don’t miss Hunter’s stunning wedding photos and story on p. 158!

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CONTRIBUTORS

MADISON LEE CHEF + CAKE ARTIST N E W + N O W P. 6 3

What should a newly engaged couple ask prospective bakers? There’s plenty to discuss. Ask these questions to everyone you reach out to: 1. Do you bake from scratch or use a cake mix? 2. Will my cake be baked in-house, or will you be using another bakery? 3. Will you be delivering and setting up the cake yourself? 4. Do you use locally sourced ingredients? 5. Are your designs custom for us, or do we pick out of a portfolio of your past work? 6. Will the samples I eat at my tasting be baked fresh or defrosted and warmed up for serving? 7. How far in advance will you be baking my cake from my wedding date? 8. Will you make me a fresh anniversary top tier cake so I don’t have to eat a frozen one a year later? (Who eats anything after a year? Gross.) 9. Do you make the sugar flowers in-house, or do you buy them from somewhere else? If so, where? 10. What’s your favorite flavor? Can I try it at my tasting? @madisonleescakes

MEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS NORINE SMITH FASHION STYLIST + TAILOR

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KATHY LO PHOTOGRAPHER C O V E R + R U N A W A Y B R I D E P. 1 6 8

What tricks can photographers use to keep couples relaxed during pictures? To capture the best candids, I get chatty with subjects before shooting. Remember: A comfortable couple means better shots for everyone. When in doubt, turn on some music. A good song helps clients loosen up, so you can even suggest they come with a fun playlist on deck. If you’re nervous about getting photos taken, it’s best to have fewer people around. Give @kathylo15 yourself a sec to sneak off and take some couple shots alone.

BALLIN’ Kathy got in the game during our cover shoot, p. 24

Any fashion tips for those prepping for their wedding day? Yes, two. First, when it comes to choosing the color palette for your wedding party (or even your own look!), I recommend going blue. It’s the one color that always works and looks amazing in photos. Personally, I love deep, dark shades of blue best—they can totally take the place of black. Two, when it comes time for your final fitting, bring along the person who will be helping you get dressed on your day— best friend, mom, brother—whomever. If you’re wearing a dress with a puzzling bustle or a bow tie with a pesky clasp, your helper should be able to get in a practice round without running the risk of a dreaded wardrobe malfunction.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

WHITNEY LITTLE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Whitney and Henry FaceTimed loved ones from their ceremony.

How can couples come up with the right wedding hashtag? When it comes to wedding hashtags, don’t get too complicated! Everyone tries to make theirs super unique, but if it gets complex, you run the risk of guests forgetting it—or having one too many cocktails and misspelling it. Although it’s still important to have a wedding hashtag, I highly recommend our app, The Guest. It allows free photo sharing throughout your entire event, and ensures you get every photo your guests took, hashtag or not. At my wedding, everyone used The Guest app (and the hashtag not so much), so my husband and I were able to sift through more than 1,500 photos the day @whittlelittle after our wedding, which was a fun trip down memory lane.

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LEE: JOHNNY MILLER; LO: COURTESY OF SUBJECT; SMITH: IDRIS RHEUBOTTOM; LITTLE: KATE DONOVAN PHOTOGRAPHY, PHILLIP VAN NOSTRAND

We tapped some of the pros from this issue to get the scoop on all things planning.

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Pass the popcorn! A ’90s classic (My Best Friend’s Wedding) viewing on the back deck was the perfect low-key nightcap.

DAY 1

WELCOME SIPS To kick off the party, Bubbles & Brews NY posted up in the driveway, greeting guests with aperitifs.

DINNER ALFRESCO Barbecue, but make it #fancy—an upscale menu of backyard favorites like grilled salmon, kebabs and charred veggies fueled guests. And the cherry on top? An ice cream sundae bar.

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TOP HALF OF PAGE: AMANDA PETERSEN; BOTTOM HALF: WELCOME SIPS, DINNER ALFRESCO, MOVIE TIME: COURTESY OF JESSICA KANE; CHAMPAGNE GLASSES: DENISMART/ SHUTTERSTOCK; POPCORN: YETI STUDIO/SHUTTERSTOCK

MOVIE TIME

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REGISTRY PICKS, SELFIE, LA CROIX COOLER: AMANDA PETERSEN; HIMALAYAN SALT: DAVID ORCEA/SHUTTERSTOCK; COCKTAIL COURSE: ASHER GARDNER; FAREWELL DINNER, BRUNCH KISS, POOL PARTY: COURTESY OF JESSICA KANE

The early bird gets the green juice— and yoga on the lawn with CorePower Yoga. A CBD station by Lord Jones made the wake-up call worth it.


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Our crew added Registry Award winners to their wish lists. Keyma Morgan fell hard for the KitchenAid mixer, while Greg Littley and Peter Colon cheesed for the Fujifilm INSTAX Mini.

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COCKTAIL COURSE A mixology lesson helped to-be-weds settle on a signature sip. Want in on the fun? Add Pernod Ricard’s Acrylic Bar Cart to your registry on TheKnot.com!

FAREWELL DINNER An Italian, family-style supper of classics (think: heirloom tomatoes and penne) was the perfect ending to an epic weekend bash. DAY 3

Newlyweds Heather and Kelsey Pearson enjoyed breakfast classics like avo toast and Bloody Marys. REGISTRY PICKS, SELFIE, LA CROIX COOLER: AMANDA PETERSEN; HIMALAYAN SALT: DAVID ORCEA/SHUTTERSTOCK; COCKTAIL COURSE: ASHER GARDNER; FAREWELL DINNER, BRUNCH KISS, POOL PARTY: COURTESY OF JESSICA KANE

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Congratulations

YO U ’ R E E N G A G E D ! Here are the big to-dos from “yes” to “I do.” Turn the page for more, including the tools you’ll need and how to get your personalized checklist.

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GATHER YOUR CREW Ask your besties to stand by you at the altar and in the months leading up to your day.

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5 REGISTER + CREATE A WEBSITE Head to TheKnot.com to start a wish list and site. Share the link so guests are in on the details, like room blocks.

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PLAN THE CEREMONY Meet with your officiant to discuss the details and attend prewedding counseling if required.

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COMPLETE YOUR TEAM Book any outstanding pros like hairstylists, makeup artists, day-of transportation or a photo booth for your reception.

SHOP FOR RINGS Try on and purchase your wedding rings—then get insurance. (Now it’s starting to feel really real, right?)

BUY YOUR WEDDING PAPER Select invites, thankyous and other stationery. If you place one order, you may snag a discount.

FINALIZE OTHER PARTY DETAILS Plan your rehearsal dinner, after-party and morning-after brunch.

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GO FOR FITTINGS Have the final attire fittings and arrange for dress and/or suit pickup.

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CHOOSE A POINT PERSON If you don’t have a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, task an attendant or family member to be the go-to so you can relax and enjoy the day.

DECIDE WHAT TO WEAR Shop for your attire and schedule necessary fittings—don’t forget accessories. Choose what your wedding party will wear too.

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NAIL DOWN THE BUDGET Envision your wedding and decide how much you want to spend (and who else will be contributing).

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DISCOVER YOUR STYLE No couple is just one set style—instead, you’ll get a series of words that describe your vibe. Bonus: You can use this lingo when talking with your pros.

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I don’t know where to begin when it comes to wedding planning. How do I understand my wedding vision or design style, and where can I gather inspo? A L Y S S A L O N G O B U C C O : First, congrats! I’m so excited for you—this will be fun, I promise. Kick off your planning journey by downloading The Knot Wedding Planner app. You can use it to browse photos and gather tons of inpso, and you can even take our Style Quiz to help nail down your décor DNA (think: rustic coastal with a touch of glam). Past that, I would definitely start broad and work your way in. A lot of design details, big and small— your attire, color palette and even the stationery—will stem from your venue’s vibe, so focus first on location. Where do you see yourselves swapping vows? Once you find your setting, it will be easier to imagine everything falling into place.

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B E C K Y M U R R A Y : When making use of a handed-down item, the key is to honor both those who wore it before you and all the people who might rock it down the road. For my wedding, I not only wore my mom’s gown (with a few updates), but I also created a veil from one of the layers of her wedding dress—yes layers, she got married in the ’80s. Creating a veil was particularly sentimental and important to me because I have two sisters who can now wear it without committing to my mom’s entire getup, which might be a bit too traditional for them. In the process, I still maintained the integrity of my mom’s original gown, aka I didn’t rip it to shreds à la 27 Dresses. The very nature of an heirloom object is that it’s something special and worth preserving. However, a bonus is that adding that “you” touch gives a special item even more personality and gives your day even more meaning.

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When a dress sample wouldn’t fit, I would tell myself the problem was with the sample—not my worth.

After all, my brain was still hardwired to spiral into a frenzy of strict diets and workout regimens before major events. I worried all the self-love and acceptance in the world wouldn’t break the cycle. But at each of my bridal salon appointments, I surprised myself. I started looking at wedding dress shopping as a challenge. And, despite my past self’s inclinations, it wasn’t a challenge to punish my body with a crash diet or a fivemile run after a particularly demoralizing appointment (and trust me, at a size 14, a lot of my appointments were frustrating to say the least). Instead, I looked at dress shopping as a challenge to really own the belief that I am worthy of feeling beautiful and enjoying my wedding—without any modifications. I reminded myself that if I wanted to be free of the constant, nagging pressure to change my body, then loving myself throughout the entire dress shopping experience was the ultimate test. Don’t get me wrong—there’s no shame in wanting to look amazing on your wedding day. However, there is a serious problem with thinking you can only look

your best if you’re the skinniest and most toned version of yourself. I certainly wanted to look great when I said my “I dos,” but I also wanted to feel worthy and beautiful—and not just specifically on my wedding day, but every day thereafter. The secret to staying positive while shopping was changing up my self-talk. When a dress sample wouldn’t fit, I would tell myself that the problem was with the sample—not with my worth. When a consultant would make an off-putting comment, I would remind myself that I alone determine my value. When I finally found the dress, it turned out to be a silhouette I would never have imagined looking good on my body. I loved the dress, but I loved that I didn’t feel pressured to starve myself or workout 300 times in 300 days to wear it even more. When I put on my dress, it felt like winning the lottery—there was a rush of endorphins that no failed fad diet or 90day boot camp could ever make me feel. And these days, when I picture my wedding day, I just see me. No changes, edits or modifications. Just me.

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few months before getting engaged (I had a hunch a proposal was coming), I was scrolling through wedding dresses on Pinterest when a thought popped into my head. It wasn’t about how I was going to lose weight or tone up before my future wedding, but about the opposite scenario: What if nothing changed before I got married? What If I didn’t lose another pound or do another squat before I walked down the aisle? Would the day be ruined for me? Would it be worthless? I’d had a complicated relationship with my weight since childhood. Growing up, I always felt bigger than other people. Even at my thinnest in high school, I still towered over my friends at six feet tall, and was utterly convinced that if shrinking myself vertically was impossible, then I would have to shrink myself in other ways. For years, I dieted and exercised obsessively, believing if I wasn’t losing weight, then I was failing. It wasn’t until years later during my wedding-dress-inspired dilemma that something really clicked. I realized that if I truly believed a smaller version of me would be more worthy of an amazing wedding, then I would never really enjoy any important event in my life. So, I decided right then and there to stop obsessing over a thinner version of me and start focusing on appreciating the present. I reminded myself that my current body was worthy of wholly experiencing—and enjoying—any life event. I told myself that the smaller version of me I was picturing wasn’t even real. For the first time in a long time, I felt free. In fact, I felt amazing. And then I got engaged. Despite my newfound body positivity, a small part of me still expected that trying on wedding dresses would ruin it.

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7 LINKED UP Intersecting links symbolizing an eternal connection are equal parts modern and sentimental. Band, $1,350, Tiffany.com

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8 RAINBOW BRIGHT Whether you’re a color fanatic or want to give a nod to Pride, a rainbow eternity band is vibrant fun. Band, $795, AnnaSheffield.com

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9 MIXED METALS A traditional style gets a fashion-forward update with the unexpected combo of white and rose gold. Band, $1,496, SimonGJewelry.com

The trendiest wedding rings are anything but basic.

You don’t need a giant rock to make a statement. While an engagement ring is an undoubtedly special piece of jewelry, a wedding band is equally meaningful to add into the mix or wear alone. The best part? The bands of the moment are all about letting your personal expression fly high with new shapes, color combinations and textures.

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Don’t know the difference between platinum and white gold? No problem! Read up on your options before you select a ring setting.

PLATINUM A rare, natural white metal known for its strength and purity, platinum is usually 95 percent pure. Platinum’s density makes it extremely durable, meaning it will keep your center stone protected and secure. It’s also naturally hypoallergenic, so it won’t irritate sensitive skin. While it is the most expensive of the metals, when platinum scratches, there’s very little metal lost, so your ring will withstand years of wear. Also, since it’s a pure white metal, it won’t cast any tint onto your center stone.

YELLOW GOLD Besides the fact that yellow gold is on trend right now, the pure form of gold has plenty of other appeal too. It’s about as low maintenance as it gets (it’s easier to clean than white or rose gold) and it’s a fairly hypoallergenic metal as well, depending on its karat measurement. Not to mention, it’s typically priced slightly lower than other fine jewelry metals like platinum.

WHITE GOLD Yellow gold is turned into white gold when the surface is plated with rhodium (a white metal). If you want the look of a white metal setting but don’t want to splurge on platinum, white gold is a budget-friendly choice. Though it has a similar resemblance to platinum, it’s more widely available and, therefore, less expensive. If you opt for this metal, keep in mind you may need to have your ring replated in the future. The white rhodium coating may eventually wear away and return the ring to its original yellow color.

EDITOR’S TIP If you fall in love with a ring that isn’t available in your size— say, you’re a woman in love with a men’s band or vice versa—don’t count yourself out. Ask if your jeweler can make your preferred design to fit you. — S H E L L E Y B R O W N Senior fashion & beauty editor

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A hidden gem is a great alternative if you aren’t into lots of bling.

RO SE GOLD Made popular in 19th-century Imperial Russia, this pink-tinted metal is gold with an added copper alloy. The more copper alloy in the metal, the deeper the rosy tones will be. One of rose gold’s most attractive qualities is its underlying meaning. While white gold represents friendship and yellow gold means fidelity, rose gold symbolizes love.

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GOING PLATINUM “Fine jewelry is the perfect finishing touch.” Earrings, $800, PlatinumBorn.com

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What bridal fashion trends are you loving right now? I love seeing colorful or patterned dresses come down the runways. Even more muted colors like blush and cream are refreshing twists on the classic white gown. I’ve also been really into the two-in-one or convertible dress Fashion guru and bride-to-be Micaela trend—it lends itself to a special Erlanger talks styling tips, inclusivity and transformation moment, where you can whisk away an overskirt or cape what she’s loving right now. and reveal a totally different look How has getting engaged changed your underneath. If you’re more fashion-forward perspective on bridal fashion? and willing to take risks, the sheer dress Planning my own wedding has solidified my trend is very sexy and pretty. interest in the bridal realm because I now know from experience that it can be a really daunting What’s the one piece of dress shopping process—but it doesn’t have to be. I’m lucky that advice every bride should know? I’m a stylist and I know what I’m looking for in a Take time with your alterations, and make sure dress, but I can appreciate how overwhelming you’re working with a skilled tailor. A lot of dress shopping may be for someone who isn’t bridal salons offer that service in-house, but if an expert. I hope to be able to help more brides you have to use a tailor elsewhere, it’s important navigate that process in the future. to work with someone who understands the specific construction of a wedding dress—it’s As a size inclusivity advocate who has dressed not like altering a pair of jeans. Understanding celebs of all body types, how would you like how to work with delicate fabrics and intricate to see the wedding fashion industry change? embellishments makes a huge difference. It’s amazing to see a lot of brands extend their size range and inventory. I would take it What are some styling tips for the to-be-wed one step further and say that size-inclusive looking to personalize their look? wedding dresses shouldn’t be limited to basic or There are lots of ways to make your look your expected designs; there should be edgy options own. For example, you can sew a good luck too. Your wedding is one of the most important charm into the lining of your dress, wear an days of your life—your personal style should be unexpected pair of sneakers or put your own represented, no matter what. twist on “something blue.” And, don’t forget about outfit changes. You could wear ON THE APP a regal ball gown for your ceremony, but F I N D YO U R P R O S then change it up with a cool jumpsuit We’ll hook you up with recs based on your style, budget when it’s time to hit the dance floor. It’s and location. After you pick your team, send them your all about expressing your point of view Wedding Vision board so you’re all on the same page. and feeling comfortable.

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OUNTDOWN There’s so much to do to plan your wedding— who’s got time to think of beauty? We do! Here’s your guide to looking fabulous in time for your day. BY SHELLEY BROWN

The average engagement is just over a year. That gives you plenty of time to look like the best version of yourself before you walk down the aisle. Whether you’ve got major plans (adding six inches to your mane and overhauling your entire skin care regimen) or you just want to get your nails in shape and achieve an overall glow, it can be done— even while juggling all your other wedding to-dos. Follow our foolproof timeline to keep your beauty routine on track in the weeks and months leading up to your wedding.

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START HERE!

5-6 MONTHS BEFORE Begin a stress-relief regimen. Reserve at least one night a week for some non-wedding fun or quiet time to regroup.

Want to grow out your hair or try a new color or cut? Talk to your stylist and start experimenting now.

Get serious about skin care: Begin a good cleansing and moisturizing program, and consider consulting a dermatologist or making appointments for monthly facials. TRY TH I S Goat Milk moisturizing cream, $50 for 1 oz., KateSomerville.com

1 WEEK BEFORE

Studies show exercise can reduce stress. Jumpstart your fitness routine with a trainer or consider yoga; the postures build lean muscle and are great tension relievers. You’ll feel better overall—no matter what challenges wedding planning throws your way.

3-4 MONTHS BEFORE If you don’t plan on using your regular hairstylist, schedule trials with potential candidates. Take pictures of hairstyles you like, as well as pictures of your veil or headpiece (if you have them). If you have your heart set on an updo, discuss with your stylist how long it will take to grow out your hair so it’s the right length for your desired look.

What you put in your body shows up on your face. Examine your eating habits, but don’t crash diet. Instead, stick to specific goals, like incorporating more whole grains and fruits and veggies into every meal.

Have consultations with potential makeup artists. Take pictures, then analyze them. Do your favorite features stand out? Do you still look like you?

Decide on a hair and makeup team and book them for your wedding date. Set up a day-of wedding schedule for yourself and your attendants.

Try to avoid overindulging in the bubbly at prewedding parties—too much alcohol can lead to dehydration and disrupted sleep.

GETTING CLOSER!

1-2 MONTHS BEFORE See your hairstylist for a trial run of potential ’dos. Don’t be afraid to speak up. Be vocal (but polite) about any tweaks you’d like to make.

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Considering a faux glow? Now’s the time to test self tanners or a spray tan. Think about the neckline of your dress, and whether you have tan lines to cover. TRY TH I S James Read Fool Proof bronzing mousse, $23, BlueMercury.com

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ALMOST THERE!

Get a final facial. Don’t do this any closer to your wedding date— give your skin time to bounce back from any irritation.

Splurge on a spa treatment like a massage, full-body scrub or some infrared sauna time. You deserve it.

Get a bikini wax and a final eyebrow shaping. Resist the temptation to try a new, fancy place and go to your regular waxer.

Confirm your wedding day beauty appointments. If you’re getting ready in a wedding suite, start figuring out the logistics for you and your attendants.

Exfoliate and moisturize your whole body. And, if you haven’t tried detoxifying dry brushing before, there’s no time like the present.

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TRY TH I S The Body Exfoliator, $30, Necessaire.com

Meet with your makeup artist for a trial run. Take note of the lipstick and concealer your artist uses and buy them for touchups. If you’re not hiring a pro, get a makeup tutorial at a department store and purchase the products you need so you have time to practice.

Remember to eat right. Load up on fruits and veggies, and nix the salt and junk. Drink lots of water to help keep your skin clear and glowing.

TRY TH I S Tender Flesh blush in Bloom, $26, FleshBeauty.com

Have your eyebrows professionally shaped, if you haven’t already. Your brows frame your face, and a little grooming goes a long way.

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Use an at-home face mask or get a facial. If you need extractions, make sure you do them 15 days before your wedding so your skin has time to settle down. TRY TH I S Supermud clearing mask, $59 for 1.7 oz., GlamGlow.com

Have a professional pedicure and manicure. Pay close attention to your mani—you want to be #ringselfie ready.

1 DAY BEFORE Drink lots of water. Have we made ourselves perfectly clear?

Pack a day-of beauty kit with must-haves like lipstick, concealer, blotting papers, Q-tips, setting spray, tweezers, tissues, Advil, deodorant and Band-Aids. TRY TH I S Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray, $15 for 1 oz., Ulta.com; Ultra Precision slant tweezer $35, Tweezerman.com

Gently exfoliate your skin (with products you’ve tried before) to amp up your wedding day glow.

YOU MADE IT!

ON YOUR WEDDING DAY Wash and style your hair for the rehearsal dinner—if you’re having one—and make sure to go superlight on conditioner so your locks don’t feel greasy the morning of.

Remember to fuel up with a healthy, protein-rich breakfast. It will keep you energized for the long day ahead.

2 WEEKS BEFORE

Get your hair and makeup done. Wear a robe or button-down shirt (one that matches the color of your gown, if possible, to get the right makeup color application) that can be easily removed.

Get your final haircut or trim. If you dye your hair, get a touch-up. No experimenting here—just stick to the look you love.

Cut down on beverages that stain teeth, like tea and coffee, and try a whitening toothpaste. You may also want to consider a bleaching treatment by a dentist, or use an over-thecounter whitening system.

Enjoy the

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CLEAR WINNER To add an airy quality to your invitation suite, incorporate acrylic sheets as your “paper.” Here, they get an added artistic edge with brushstroke detailing. Stationery, RedLetterDayInvitations .Squarespace.com; macarons, Facebook.com/ilovemacarune

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o, “springy” shades of blush, baby blue and butter yellow are your jam? Make ’em work for any season with a slightly frostier take on the typical pastel wedding palette. To ensure your event feels suited to winter, bring in diluted pigments with your blooms, then lean into lots of cozy textures (think: heavy cotton, canvas and lush velvet). They’ll be the key to creating a romantic look that feels light but totally seasonal too.

PRETTY PERCH Make sure every seat at the table feels VIP with a combination of lush floral centerpieces and thoughtful tabletop rentals. Here, an arrangement of coral dahlias and blush roses is toned down with complementary shades of honey yellow and snowy white. A dusty-blue tablecloth, silver beaded chargers and lots of candlelight complete the upscale look. HEADS UP For a totally wow-worthy moment, consider dressing your head table with sprawling centerpieces and a floating arrangement overhead. To incorporate texture and movement into her suspended piece, florist Victoria Ahn of Designs by Ahn paired different varieties of orchids, roses and lisianthus with dried strawflower and asparagus fern sprayed in a bright teal. The end result? An eye-catching piece that will be the talk of the table among your guests. Tabletop and chair rentals, BroadwayPartyRentals.com; florals, DesignsbyAhn.com; menus, escort card boxes and set design, RedLetterDayInvitations.Squarespace.com; planning, RoseAhnEvents.com

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A cake with structural geometric details offsets a sweet scene nicely.

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arry your wedding vibe throughout the whole day by using your colors and theme in all your details. To add some edge, consider playing with modern shapes and accents to keep a sweet palette from skewing to saccharin. To start, why not welcome a geometric cake onto the scene? The team behind Samantha Bakes Cakes combined a marble fondant exterior with rice paper shapes (all in the event’s signature soft hues!) to unite the two aesthetics into one cohesive— and delicious—look. Thread that same modern feel into your bridal bouquet with a wild and sprawling shape (instead of the traditional tight bundle typically paired with these shades). Then, keep the balance by pairing chic acrylic boxes (a nod to the original invitation suite) with display-worthy buds and white calligraphy. Finish off the careful details with a selection of hand-painted macarons that ties in the brushstroke details on the invitation suite and the cake’s colors. Cake, SamanthaBakesCakes.com; rentals, BroadwayPartyRentals .com; bouquet, DesignsbyAhn.com; gown, SpinaBride.com; hair and makeup, FaceTimeBeauty.com; place cards, RedLetterDayInvitations .Squarespace.com; macarons, Facebook.com/ilovemacarune

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‘I DO’ D N’TS I’VE SPENT YEARS AS THE STYLE & PLANNING EDITOR AT THE KNOT, SPILLING MY BEST TIPS ON EVERYTHING FROM CONTRACTS TO COLOR PALETTES— BUT WHEN IT CAME TIME TO TAKE MY OWN ADVICE,

TO LEARN HOW TO AVOID YOUR OWN.

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Don’t

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FORGET TO LEAVE EXTRA TIME FOR RSVPS

STRESS OVER THOSE LASTMINUTE TO-DOS

HOLD ON TOO TIGHTLY TO YOUR DIY DREAMS

SKIP THOSE VENDOR QUESTIONNAIRES

Venues usually have a date they need your head count by, but don’t use their timeline as yours. I wish we had guests RSVP at least six weeks ahead of time so we could hunt down the stragglers and start on our custom details.

Task a pal with letting you know when it’s time to wave the white flag—that’s what my MOH did when she gave me permission to abandon final-hour tasks that were keeping me from celebrating our weekend.

I’m saying this as a true Pinterest addict: Three projects is the max you should take on. Any more, and you’ll end up like me, frantically ironing decals onto tote bags, burning cookies and pouring homemade candles two days before your wedding. Was it worth it? Totally (our guests loved the personalized details), but my sanity probably could have used the craft break.

I get it—one more piece of paperwork, and you might actually lose your mind. But vendor questionnaires meant to gauge your priorities are so important! I skipped the one our photographer sent and risked missing out on must-have shots (like my grandma’s jewelry). Luckily, she’s a total pro and read my mind, but you don’t want vendors to have to do that. Grab some wine and fill out the forms, guys.

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FROM TOP LEFT: FELIPE ALVARADO/NOUN PROJECT; ICONGEEK26/NOUN PROJECT; BOMSYMBOLS/NOUN PROJECT; EUCALYP/NOUN PROJECT; YAZMIN ALANIS/NOUN PROJECT; ALEXANDER WIEFEL/NOUN PROJECT; LIZ FOGARTY PHOTOGRAPHY

PEEP MY BIGGEST WEDDING DAY MISTAKES

FROM TOP LEFT: VECTLAB/NOUN PROJECT; PRIYANKA/NOUN PROJECT; UNLIMICON/NOUN PROJECT; VECTORS POINT/NOUN PROJECT; ANEEQUE AHMED/NOUN PROJECT

LET’S JUST SAY IT DIDN’T ALWAYS STICK.


FROM TOP LEFT: FELIPE ALVARADO/NOUN PROJECT; ICONGEEK26/NOUN PROJECT; BOMSYMBOLS/NOUN PROJECT; EUCALYP/NOUN PROJECT; YAZMIN ALANIS/NOUN PROJECT; ALEXANDER WIEFEL/NOUN PROJECT; LIZ FOGARTY PHOTOGRAPHY

FROM TOP LEFT: VECTLAB/NOUN PROJECT; PRIYANKA/NOUN PROJECT; UNLIMICON/NOUN PROJECT; VECTORS POINT/NOUN PROJECT; ANEEQUE AHMED/NOUN PROJECT

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WAIT TO WRITE YOUR VOWS UNTIL THAT MORNING

FORGET ABOUT BREAKING DOWN THE RECEPTION VENUE

FORGET TO COMPILE YOUR TIPS AHEAD

It’s easy for one-onone time to fall victim to wedding chaos, and we definitely sacrificed one-too-many date nights to planning along the way. Make consistent time for your love where nuptial talk is off limits, whether that means a dinner out or binging Schitt’s Creek.

I have a handle on all the things I love about my partner (and had been keeping fragmented notes on my phone), so I thought writing my vows on the morning-of would be soothing and romantic. Wrong. In reality, I felt pressured to rush through something so important (plus it was hard to find time alone to write). My advice? Firm up your draft the week before, then give it a quick morning edit.

Our pros were incredible— they created magic in our already-stunning venue—but when it came to clearing house, that was (mostly) on us. It escaped me that we’d have to handle the disposal and returns of things like vases, florals and rentals after our farewell brunch. Don’t want to worry? Add the task to your vendor contracts!

I knew which vendors I was giving what amounts, but instead of compiling cash in envelopes beforehand, I completely forgot and had friends running to ATMs in the area to take out cash. Did you know most ATMs have a withdrawl limit? Yeah, us either. Don’t be us—go to the bank the week before.

Don’t SHY AWAY FROM THE CAKE CUTTING Our cake, created by Lulu Cake Boutique, was inspired by a blue stucco wall we saw on vacation in Italy (really!) and was one of my favorite parts of our décor. The hang-up? We’re so not “cut the cake” kind of people. But when so many guests were wowed by our standout sweet, we decided to toss in the tradition at the last minute. In the end, I’m so glad we put our edible art center stage.

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From left: Lyon side table, $698, SerenaandLily.com; Darcy grey plaid vase, $35, CrateandBarrel .com; Waffle slippers in Tan, $29, ParachuteHome.com; Marion canopy bed in Gold, from $223 for king, Novogratz, Wayfair.com; Percale duvet cover set in White, $269 for king, Percale sheet set in Blush, from $129 for king, and Matelasse coverlet in White, $229 for king, ParachuteHome.com; Sven white tassel pillow, $50, CB2 .com, Brenner green velvet pillow, $45 each, CrateandBarrel .com; Corduroy stripe pillows in Dark Green, $16 for two, Sunfay, Amazon.com; Shadi distressed pillow from $26, Surya, Wayfair .com; Tablet bench in Charme Blonde, $799, Article.com; Glass French press in Amber, $85, Yield, Food52.com; Dauville cup, $18 each, CanvasHomeStore.com

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From left: Edith velvet arm chair in Burnt Auburn, $549, UrbanOutfitters.com; Heather blue baby alpaca throw, $225, StFrank .com; Grey cowhide rug, $599, CB2.com; Classic 4 piece steel fireplace tool set, $40, Pleasant Hearth, Anja coffee table, $176, Mistana, and Kinley accent mirror in Black, $95, Gracie Oaks, Wayfair .com; Allis black taper candle holders $90 for set of 3, CB2.com; Opus (Creation) art in matte black frame, $254 for 18x24", Daryn Kinney, Minted.com; Amber glass beads, $75, StFrank.com

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A splurgeworthy couch makes for a great group gift on your registry.

From left: Richmond handwoven brown area rug, from $39, Beachcrest Home, Wayfair.com; Sansur live edge wood end table, $200, and Ethan natural geometric wicker table lamp, $90, WorldMarket.com; Coral velvet fringe euro pillow, $30, Opalhouse, Target.com; Lush velvet pillow cover in Wasabi (similar), from $29, WestElm .com; Naples Sofa in Velvet Blush, $3,250, Wayfair.com; Nadia tasseled chenille pillow in Yellow, $58, Anthropologie .com; Chevron kilim throw pillow, $165, StFrank.com; Waffle weave throw in Rosette, $39, WestElm.com

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to replicate the highly likeable pic. Good news: You can still escape to a classic honeymoon spot like HAWAII. Just skip the places on everyone’s feed in favor of lesser-known spots that will make envious friends ask, “Where’s that?”

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LANAI, HAWAII Lanai, one of the smallest (and prettiest) inhabited Hawaiian Islands is reachable by a 45-minute ferry ride from Maui. WHY Once home to the world’s largest pineapple plantation, Lanai is now 98 percent owned by billionaire Larry Ellison. Despite its air of exclusivity, most of the island still feels completely trapped in time, covered with wild beaches, pine forests and classic plantation-style homes. WHEN TO GO Set in the rain shadow of the West Maui Mountains, arid Lanai rarely sees rain. June through November are the warmest months, and December through April coincides with the cool-tosee humpback whale migration. WHERE TO STAY There are just two options for hotels on the island. Ten-room Hotel Lanai in tiny Lanai City is fresh off a renovation and has one of the best restaurants in town (From $250; HotelLanai.com). If you want to splurge, Four Seasons Resort Lanai is a 213-room sanctuary set on the incredibly soft sands of Hulopoe Bay. From $1,150; FourSeasons.com/lanai WHAT NOT TO MISS Explore the bluffs and wooded valleys of the island’s interior on a guided horseback ride. The Paniolo Trail winds through groves of guava and ironwood trees, while the beginnerfriendly Koele Trail cuts through the forest and culminates in ocean vistas. $150 per person for a 90-minute trail ride; FourSeasons.com/lanai

COURTESY OF FOUR SEASONS RESORT LOS CABOS; COURTESY OF ALILA BALI

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WHERE Paros, part of the Cyclades, is the most popular Greek island group. WHY Greek poet George Seferis once declared Paros the loveliest of all Greek islands. Just a ferry ride from Athens, its gorgeous beaches still feel like a secret compared to neighboring islands Mykonos and Santorini. WHEN TO GO During June and September, the weather is bone dry and beautiful with cool nights and far fewer tourists. With 30-plus beaches to choose from, including gems like Lageri and Filizi, there’s a good chance you’ll be the sole sunbathers. WHERE TO STAY Located on the northeast side of the island fronting Naoussa Bay, Parilio Hotel is nestled between stunning Kolympithres Beach and the idyllic fishing village of Naoussa. The exterior of the 33-suite hotel echoes the island’s ubiquitous blockwhite Cycladic architectural style; interiors are decorated with global finds. If you want extra privacy, the Sun Suite boasts a private pool. From $350; Sun Suite from $725; ParilioHotelParos.com WHAT NOT TO MISS Dinner at Statheros is a must. The simple mezedakia is run by Konstantina Manolaki, daughter of Argiro Barbarigou, the godmother of Greek cuisine. Cabbage dolma and other family recipes feature handmade cheeses, just-caught fish and vegetables from the family farm. StatherosRestaurant.gr

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BALI, INDONESIA WHERE An hour east of the hustle and bustle of Seminyak, remote East Bali remains one of the island’s few untrodden destinations. WHY Lush and peaceful, it’s free of the surfers, selfie sticks and Eat Pray Love crowds that descend on Seminyak, Uluwatu and Ubud. You’ll fall asleep to crashing waves rather than DJ tracks. WHEN TO GO April through September are the sunniest, driest months, with June through August bringing higher prices. Low season, October through April, is monsoon season, but the weather is more windy than wet in this part of the country. WHERE TO STAY Set in a secluded coconut grove on a black-sand beach at the foot of sacred Mount Agung, Alila Manggis is a haven for tranquilityseeking honeymooners. All 55 rooms have ocean views and private terraces overlooking a central pool and a garden overflowing with pink bougainvillea and frangipani. White-sand beaches are a short drive away and remarkably free of visitors. From $127; AlilaHotels.com/manggis WHAT NOT TO MISS Learn about the agricultural practices of Balinese farmers during a cooking class at Alila Manggis. You’ll don boots and a rice hat and help harvest produce in the hotel’s organic garden, then assist the chef in preparing a traditional Balinese lunch. From $70 for a half-day cooking class.

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WHERE Located on the East Cape, this off-the-radar paradise is about 40 minutes from the San Jose del Cabo International Airport. WHY Cabo’s tourist corridor is lined with flashy resorts and rough surf, while the East Cape is a 75-mile stretch of empty, swimmable beaches and sleepy fishing villages. WHEN TO GO The weather is warm and sunny yearround. Summer is optimal for surfing, and spring and fall are prime times for fishing. The largest ray migration comes through the Sea of Cortez in May and June, and whale watching peaks in winter. WHERE TO STAY Situated on two miles of unspoiled beach, the newly opened Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas is the region’s first luxury resort. An oasis of exclusivity, the 141-room property has 18 acres of organic farms, orchards and a private marina. Staff can arrange everything from sunset sails and ATV adventures to waterfall viewings. From $850; FourSeasons.com/loscabos WHAT NOT TO MISS Jacques Cousteau famously called Cabo Pulmo Marine Reserve “the aquarium of the world.” Home to hundreds of species of fish, including sea bass, angel fish and giant groupers, it’s a bucket list destination for snorkel and dive enthusiasts. Swimming amid a school of silvery horse-eye jacks is an essential photo op. From $229 for a full-day of scuba; Cabo-Adventures.com

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A postwedding trip that includes one or more of the newlyweds’ friends.

A honeymoon where you primarily focus on ways to take in a specific destination’s culture (like appreciating art in Italy, learning how to dance in Spain or theaterhopping in London) instead of lying on the beach and drinking mai tais for a week straight— not that there’s anything wrong with that.

A prewedding trip to relax, unwind and connect about a month or two before the wedding day.

An elopement and honeymoon rolled into one. You elope in a specific location and stick around for your honeymoon, or after eloping, you jet to another vacation spot.

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THE ORIGIN OF THE WORD HONEYMOON Coined in the mid-16th century, it originally denoted the month following a wedding.

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A honeymoon for couples who already have children and want to make the trip a family affair. Or if a couple is having their honeymoon at the site of their destination wedding and their families turn it into a vacation for themselves too (becoming a familymoon by default).

A trip that’s primarily focused on— you guessed it—food and drinks. Whether it’s pasta in Italy, cheese in France or a wine tour in South Africa, planning out your eating and drinking takes priority on this moon.

A series of two or more shorter trips taken throughout the first year (or so) of marriage, rather than one long trip taken right after saying “I do.”

A short trip (usually less than a week) newlyweds take if they’re not going on their actual honeymoon for a while— usually due to saving up vacation days at work or budgeting for a dream getaway.

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A trip of any duration where the newlyweds completely unplug from all forms of technology (that means no phones, email or social media).

Honey represented the sweetness of marriage, and moon alluded to love waning steadily (it takes the moon a month to wane and wax anew).

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Get a natural high with a Napa Valley Aloft hot air balloon ride at sunrise, then grab egg sammies from nearby Model Bakery.

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TAKE A TOUR After a walk through Schramsberg’s historic caves, toast glasses of their famous sparkling wine.

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INDULGE Have brunch on the porch at Acacia House, located in the Las Alcobas hotel in St. Helena, before heading to Beringer Winery next door.

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Sit down for a family-style dinner at Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc. You can save his crown jewel, French Laundry, for your 10-year anniversary.

Make a pit stop at Oakville Grocery for to-go snacks, like crudité and pimento cheese.

Cheddar biscuits with honey butter are a must.

Hit up Honig Winery. Though you’re in cab country, you’ve gotta give their sauvignon blanc a taste.

5 Cap off the weekend with dinner at Sam’s Social Club back at Indian Springs. If you’re a bit wined out, don’t worry: They’ve got a full bar.

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Walk-ins aren’t necessarily welcome. Many wineries have fixed start times for tours and tastings, so don’t wing it.

You won’t have any trouble hailing an Uber or a Lyft, but don’t try to walk it out. Roads aren’t pedestrian-friendly.

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NARA PARK Hop on a train from Kyoto to Nara Park, where you can feed herds of tame—and super-adorable—wild deer.

SAKE TASTING Sip on freshly brewed Japanese rice wine and learn about the liquor’s production process on a brewery tour.

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BOUQUET Because hellebores are Alyssa’s favorite flower, the burgundy blooms were a must, while muscari stems added a bit of the day’s signature dusty blue.

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“I wanted our wedding’s entire look to feel organic, like it simply ‘sprung up’ in the greenhouse,” Alyssa says.

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PROGRAMS In honor of the couple’s modern meet on Bumble, bee motifs made a regular appearance, even on their programs. CEREMONY The pair’s friend Dave officiated the service that included personal vows and a ring warming—when each guest holds the wedding bands, imbuing them with wellwishes. PUPPY LOVE The dog owners dressed Bruce up in a blue velvet bow tie. WELCOME BAG SWAG Alyssa poured candles and scented them with “Hudson Valley” notes (think: cozy cashmere and cinnamon), which she then paired with matches personalized with a metallic gold bee. “His” and “her” cookies were a nod to when she and Andrew swapped treats on their third date, each sure they had the better recipe. They invited guests to weigh in on which one they liked better, though the verdict’s still out. UPDO Alyssa’s vintage bobby pins were abuzz.

hough Alyssa Longobucco (29) is our Senior Style & Planning Editor here at The Knot, even she couldn’t have planned for this much serendipity in her and Andrew Bottenhofer’s (29 and a senior accountant at Kobalt Music) search for a venue. Because the two went to college in the Hudson Valley and got engaged there, it felt like the right spot to mark their next milestone. “On a whim, I contacted Audrey’s Farmhouse to see if they hosted weddings, only to learn that they were building a brand-new barn and greenhouse across the street from the original inn,” Alyssa says. “It felt like kismet.” With Andrew running point on the budget and contracts, Alyssa got moving on her DIY to-do list, even teaming up with her mom to perfect a custom shade of dusty-blue dye that they used to stain the cheesecloth table runners. — B EC K Y M U R R AY

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SEAT DISPLAY Alyssa added guests’ names onto leather tags using her Cricut. She then attached them, with hammered brass tags denoting table numbers, onto bud vases, which her dad distressed. MENUS A suede paper “banner” attached with dustyblue or black wax finished off the cards. FAVORS Alyssa’s mom bottled a batch of her legendary limoncello for everyone to take home. LAWN GAMES Cocktail hour included rounds of cornhole played on boards that Alyssa designed. DRINKS Guests sipped three signature cocktails: the “Bumble,” with gin, fresh lemon juice and homemade lavender simple syrup, the “Junebug,” coined after Andrew’s nickname for Alyssa, with vodka, rosemary simple syrup and red grapefruit, and “The Bruce,” named after their pup, with tequila, thyme simple syrup and lemon juice.

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A LY S S A + A N D R E W WEDDING STYLE Natural, Romantic and a bit Vintage. The setting could be a Garden, a Park or an Estate.

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COLOR PALETTE Earth Tones Pale and navy blue paired with sage, white and blush.

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throughout the décor,” Alyssa says. It helped everything feel modern and less ‘sweet.’”

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corrected vintage botanical drawings, then combined them with bold typography to create a custom suite and other paper goods. FLOWE R P OWE R Delphinium, which symbolizes big-heartedness, anemones which stand for luck, and other blooms, were printed onto table numbers along with their meanings.

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Alyssa and Andrew honored their grandparents with sentimental touches. Andrew’s tie pin and watch both belonged to his grandfather, and his boutonniere included his grandparents’ favorite flower: lily of the valley. To celebrate Alyssa’s late Italian grandmother, her mom and aunts perfected her unwritten recipe for “Nonni” cookies, making more than 400 in coordinating wedding colors for guests to take home in bags as favors.

I wore my beloved Nonni’s vintage aquamarine pendant around my bouquet as my ‘something blue’ to remind me of her. -Alyssa

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Marcia + Sarah . 3 1 | LOS ANGELES

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FASHION “I have a very colorful wardrobe,” Sarah says. “I landed on pink because when we moved in together, one of the first things Marcia and I did was to paint one wall pink.” Marcia went with a blue suit. “My designer helped me find a perfect shade of blue, neither navy nor royal blue— somewhere in between.”

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CREW “Millwick has a lot of greenery, so we chose colors that would make our friends stand out,” Marcia says. INVITES “We looked at restaurant branding for ideas, knowing we wanted them to be modern, colorful and fun,” Marcia says. FIRST DANCE One of Sarah’s bridesmaids, who’s a former ballroom dancer, choreographed their disco routine to “Last Dance” by Donna Summer. FLOWERS Loving its tropical vibes, the two first considered Palm Springs for their wedding. Instead, they incorporated the spirit of the city with bright florals, like dwarf pineapples, pink anthurium and yellow craspedia. HOME VIDEO Marcia filmed their Singaporean neighborhood and flat, plus their calico cats, Porridge and Sambal, to project on a loop. VOWS Totally unplanned, Marcia vowed to always wash the dishes, and Sarah promised to always cook for Marcia—but not to wash the dishes.

arcia Ong (37 and a cinematographer) and Sarah Benjamin (29 and a TV producer, cook and host) have a meet-cute made for TV, and, in fact, that’s precisely where it all began—on the set of “Cooking For Love,” though “neither of us can agree on who made the first move,” Sarah says. Fastforward to the proposal, where Sarah made their talk of marriage “official” by proposing to Marcia with a plastic ring complete with a flashing, color-changing diamond. “It was silly but just right,” Sarah says, which is exactly the attitude the Singapore residents brought to wedding planning. They settled on Los Angeles, where many of Marcia’s friends live, for their retro celebration. “We stayed away from white and pastels and went straight for strong primary colors,” Marcia says. Then, they partied on. — B M

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MUST-HAVES TR E N DY TR E AT S Earl Grey pie and fruit and herb mini doughnuts took the place of cake. WALK- O UT M U S I C The newlyweds entered

dinner to “This is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan. “It set the tone for the night,” Marcia says.

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M E AN I N G FU L M E N U “We incorporated Asian

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#MAKETRADITION “We’re both Singaporean with Chinese heritage, but being queer, we didn’t feel obliged to stick to many of our cultural traditions,” Sarah says. “One thing we ‘brought over’ from Singapore was the yam seng toast, whereby a friend shouts three different blessings, and the whole crowd has to shout ‘yaaaaamseng,’ holding it as long as they can, to signify a long and happy marriage.”

One of my bridesmaids took the mic and led the toast. At the end of the third round, you finally get to drink! Marcia’s American friends got really into it too. -Sarah

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5.4 | EL PRADO, NM

DE SERT ROMANCE P H OTO G R A P H Y + E V E N T D E S I G N BY C L AY TO N AU ST I N

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FASHION Carissa found design inspo in her Hispanic roots, modeling her gown after a traditional gitana.

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THE FORCE Though the pair didn’t originally intend on a May 4 vow renewal, they welcomed the chance to honor Star Wars. “We won’t deny it: We’re pretty nerdy,” Carissa says. CEREMONY The couple gathered loved ones as they read new promises. “It was fun to reflect on my original vows and to make the second set better,” Ben says. FOOD Local meats and cheeses finished the guest-favorite charcuterie spread. SETTING Carissa, Ben and their party filled Hotel Luna Mystica’s Airstreams. “The location allowed us to really enjoy the landscape,” Carissa says. DESSERT Starburst-shaped cookies mirrored the star-filled night. MUSIC The newlyweds danced to Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused,” which they’d wanted for their first dance four years before. FLOWERS Freshly foraged lilacs filled the altar.

edding photographers and New Mexico natives Carissa Simmons (28) and Ben Moore (28) met in college at the University of New Mexico, and tied the knot in their home state in 2014. “We loved our wedding, but we didn’t get to enjoy it,” Ben says. “It was big and didn’t feel like us.” Four years later, they decided: Why not do it our way this time? “We wanted to renew our vows, party with our friends in the desert and take new pictures,” Carissa says. After melding their love of space with the aesthetic of Clayton Austin, their photographer, the couple invited 20 guests to a ceremony that was equal parts New Mexico and a galaxy far, far away. Moon-like textures, raw, rustic wood and string lights channeled the cosmos as Carissa, Ben and their guests celebrated under the stars. — LO U I S BAR AGO NA

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C E R E M O NY + R EC E PTI O N S ITE Hotel Luna Mystica, El Prado, NM PH OTOG R APHY + E VE NT, FLO R AL + S TATI O N E RY D ES I G N Clayton Austin GOWN Terese Rose Designs, Albuquerque, NM HAI R Hairpins & Scissors MAK EU P Genica Lee J E WE LRY StrayStones, Etsy.com HAI R PI EC E Tumble S H O ES Free People M E N SWE AR Shirt: thrifted; suit: Topman; hat: Goorin Bros.; bolo tie: DIY; shoes: Billy Reid CATE R I N G DIY D ES S E RT S Alchemy Confections Co. COC K TAI L S Borracho’s HAS HTAG #StarMoores

#MAKETRADITION To honor their love of space and the dreamy setting, Carissa and Ben filled their wedding with a galaxy of lunar details, down to their attire. While Ben’s bolo tie paid tribute to the face of the full moon, Carissa wore a headpiece that depicted a crescent. “We’re both so into space,” Carissa says. “Let’s just say when we were told Pluto wasn’t a planet, we felt some kind of way. We were 100 percent against that.”

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Ben made his bolo tie out of a copper plate to mimic the texture of the moon above us. It was not only a nod to traditional New Mexico fashion, but also a way to honor our love of the cosmos. -Carissa

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Autumn + Adi . 4 27 | DETROIT

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WELL SUITED “I wanted a green suit but didn’t want to look like The Riddler,” Adi says. In the end, he went with teal attire and a dark floral tie.

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FASHION Autumn’s bridesmaids contrasted her gold look in long ivory gowns. “I wanted my ladies to be flawless,” she says. SIGNAGE Ever the artists, Autumn and Adi designed the welcome sign, hand-pressing the flowers and greenery themselves. RINGS The couple both chose white gold, flat-edge bands, with Autumn’s differentiated by a single baguette diamond. “We wanted very minimal rings,” she says. CENTERPIECES Flowers took center stage at the reception, with gold vases of acacia, eucalyptus and freesia, plus foliage foraged from the Detroit area, towering over tables. PATTERN PLAY Adi added more color to his suit with bright chevron socks. TABLE NUMBERS Autumn also hand-poured the resin and pressed the flowers for the table numbers. “It was so fun,” she says.

utumn Woolman (26 and an art director) and Adi Juhasz (34 and a senior designer) are both creatives with an eye for color. Four years after meeting at the College for Creative Studies, the pair casually decided to tie the knot. “I turned to him and said, ‘Are you ready to get married?’ ” Autumn says. “He replied, ‘Let’s do it!’ ” The artistic couple handled planning on their own, but, luckily, they had a leg up. “Being designers, we know about stationery, and we’re able to communicate clearly about colors and design specifics,” Autumn says. The pair envisioned a wedding inspired by the gardens of their favorite conservatories and parks—and brought them to life with plenty of DIY, from the invites to the table numbers. “Autumn and I did a lot of arts and crafts,” Adi says, “but we work very well together.” — LB

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COLOR PALETTE Jewel Tones Deep burgundy, navy blue and emerald green with punches of gold and pink.

MUST-HAVES AN ARTI S TI C CAK E Autumn and Adi’s baker topped their cake with flecks of sage, vanilla buttercream and a protea. M E AN I N G FU L WO R D S The couple skipped vows,

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Autumn, Adi and the partygoers hit the floor. “The dancing was so fun,” Adi says. “Our caterers even stayed to party.”

C E R E M O NY + R EC E PTI O N S ITE The Whittier, Detroit (closed) PH OTOG R APHY Rosy and Shaun Feliciano/Rosy & Shaun Wedding Photography FLO R AL D ES I G N Pot & Box (closed) O FFI CIANT Chris Schneider (friend) GOWN Heirloom E AR RI N GS ASOS.com S H O ES Autumn: Target; Adi: Allen Edmonds M E N SWE AR Topman; tie: DAZIUSA.com; tie clip: Tooth and Nail E N G AG E M E NT R I N G JSVConcepts, Etsy.com WEDD I N G RI N GS DebBlazer, Etsy.com HAI R + MAK EU P Configure Beauty Detroit WE D D I N G PART Y AT TI R E bridesmaids: BHLDN; groomsmen: Topman S TATI O N E RY DIY; paper: French Paper

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#MAKETRADITION Autumn’s dad is from Thailand, so at her parents’ wedding, her mom chose to wear a traditional Thai jakapatdi dress, including a long sabai. Autumn’s mom kept the gold A-line garment in a closet, making sure no light got to it for decades. Autumn knew she’d wear the heirloom dress but added her own modern spin on the look with a new belt and jewelry. “I felt beautiful,” she says.

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I knew from day one that I wanted to wear my mother’s wedding dress. Once I put it on, I felt amazing—it required no tailoring. My mom was so excited. She saved it for a reason. -Autumn

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FIRST LOOK The pair waited until the ceremony to see each other. “I was floored by how beautiful Hunter looked and thought, ‘I’m so lucky this incredible woman is going to be my wife for the rest of my life,’ ” Brian says.

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unter McGrady (26 and a model and an advocate) rocked wedding gowns long before she met Brian Keys (42 and VP of creative direction at an ad agency)—proof that it isn’t always bad luck. Back then, Hunter was shooting with Watters, the same brand she tapped to design her two custom wedding dresses about eight years later. “What I wanted was a formfitting, sexy dress because I’m proud of my plus-size body, and I wanted to show it off,” Hunter says of designing her “dream” ceremony gown. After saying “I do,” she changed into a high-neck number styled after Meghan Markle’s reception dress. For Brian, music topped his “must” list. They found a one-man band to play piano for the ceremony and sax for cocktail hour, then deejay the reception. However, what Hunter calls “the best way to top off the best day” was completely spontaneous: The newlyweds made a late-night In-N-Out Burger run.

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CREW Hunter’s sister, the maid of honor, had the idea for the bridesmaids to wear white jumpsuits, also by Watters.

CENTERPIECES Because roses and peonies are Hunter’s favorite flowers, they were a natural choice for arrangements.

DESSERT Guests sampled white cake with white chocolate filling, plus petite creme brulees, mini red velvet cupcakes, lemon meringue tartlets, and chocolate and funfetti cake pops.

FOOD asada cashew spring cheese more off coc

PARTY TIME “When we walked into the reception, everyone was just swirling their napkins in the air,” Hunter says.

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SNAPSHOT “One of the most special moments of the day was watching my husband announce the way he felt about me in front of all of our loved ones and vice versa,” Hunter says. “It was so spectacular.”

#MAKETRADITION “I had vows for Brian and then some for his daughter,” Hunter says. “It’s a big thing to welcome a new woman into your dad’s life, and I wanted to share how I felt about her and that I wasn’t there to do anything other than be a mentor and role model. We have a great relationship, and I wanted her to know how much I love her.”

I’ve had my wedding planned since I was 14. Though Eden Gardens was the last venue we visited, the moment Brian and I walked in, we glanced at each other with a ‘This is it!’ look.” -Hunter FOOD Mini carne asada tacos, cashew chicken spring rolls, goat cheese tarts and more kicked off cocktail hour.

Hunter’s mom is an interior designer, so she ran point on furniture.

LOUNGE AREA “We wanted guests to pick up their feet, relax and enjoy the surroundings because the venue really is an oasis,” Hunter says.

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DAD DANCE Hunter’s father wrote an original song to mark the moment, which is now on iTunes. “It’s something I’ll cherish forever,” she says.

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SEASIDE GLAM The couple, whose journey began on The Bachelorette, invited loved ones to a paradise of their own, complete with tropical touches, an outfit change and plenty of R&B. BY LOUIS BARAGONA

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FASHION Rachel rocked a twopiece look with a sheer beaded top, while Bryan sported a champagne jacket.

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LOCATION The duo invited their families from Miami, Texas and Colombia to a beachfront getaway in Cancun.

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SHOE GAME Rachel finished her outfit with blingy dancing shoes: glittery studded Louboutin boots.

ou probably remember the beginning of Rachel Lindsay (34 and an attorney and media personality) and Bryan Abasolo’s (39 and a chiropractor) story, but here’s a recap: “We met on The Bachelorette in 2017,” Rachel says. “Bryan said hello, spoke to me in Spanish, asked if I’d ever dated a Colombian man and told me I was in trouble. We were hooked from that moment.” After what Rachel calls an “unconventional” (read: televised) engagement in Spain, the couple took two years to build and plan before tying the knot. “We needed the time to focus on our relationship off camera,” Rachel says. “We wanted a strong foundation.” The pair headed to paradise—Cancun, Mexico, to be exact—for a tropical ceremony full of sentimental nods to their story, from Colombian bites at the welcome bash to a sand ceremony. “Bryan’s vows mirrored the love he expressed to me from the moment we met,” Rachel says.

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STATIONERY Rachel and Bryan’s invites channeled the island-chic theme, mixing glam gold and a custom monogram with lush, leafy illustrations.

CAKE After a dinner of surf and turf, the newlyweds cut into an Oreo and vanilla cake topped with anthurium.

CEREMONY “It was important for my pastor to come from Dallas,” Rachel says. “He knows us and has counseled us.”

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TABLESCAPES Geometric terrariums and modern numbers topped tables alongside roses and hydrangeas.

#MAKETRADITION It was only fitting for the self-titled #RnB to pack their party with their fave music, from Lil Duval to Maxwell. “Our first dance was ‘Fortunate’ by Maxwell,” Rachel says. “Bryan was adamant about it, and it also happens to be my mom’s favorite song.”

We brought two families together in celebrating life and love and had the best time doing it. The dance floor was packed all night, but even better, our loved ones made new connections.” -Rachel RECEPTION The newlyweds celebrated alfresco as a custom monogram lit up their dance moves.

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SORORITY STROLL Rachel invited her sorority sisters to hit the floor for the customary Delta Sigma Theta strut at the reception.

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he Luxury Included® Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas, is an oceanfront resort set along a pristine one-mile beach boasting some of the world’s clearest waters, a Greg Norman–designed golf course and a world-class marina. The resort includes gourmet dining at 11 restaurants, premium liquors, and unlimited land and water sports—plus gratuities and Sandals airport transfers. The 16,000-square-foot Red 877-SANDALS Lane® Spa further enhances this 500-acre resort, set on Sandals.com one of The Bahamas’ most beautiful Out Islands.

t The Bahamas’ most elegant resort, experience a cultured European ambience with island warmth—with two epic oceanfront pools, a posh Red Lane® Spa and 10 gourmet restaurants. The modernized Windsor Tower accommodations are spacious and luxurious, and includes Sandals iconic Swim-up Suites. The Balmoral Village has luxurious rooms, some with oversized balconies. Just offshore, an exclusive island beach 877-SANDALS club offers two secluded beaches, a pool with swim-up Sandals.com bar, a restaurant and chic bonfire parties during the night.

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BARBADOS 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, the weather is almost always sunny and warm, cooled by the constant northeast trade winds. The average daytime temperature is balmy, ranging between 84 and 88 degrees.

The rocky, wind-whipped Atlantic coast is one of the world’s best windsurfing spots, while the tranquil west coast that faces the Caribbean Sea, called the Platinum Coast, is lined with posh resorts.

2 Shorts, T-shirts, wraps and sundresses are your best bet for daytime wear and elegantly casual wear for evenings. Swimwear should be kept for the beach and suitable attire should be worn when shopping or dining out.

7 Indulge your taste buds with spicy FrenchCaribbean cuisine at the patios of Brown Sugar, or grab a seat on the intimate, torch-lit terrace overlooking the Caribbean at The Cliff.

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The Barbadian capital city of Bridgetown was originally named “Indian Bridge” for the crude bridge that was constructed over the river by early Indian settlers. 3

First made more than 370 years ago from the sugar cane that populated the island, Barbados rum soon found the favor of many English sailors. 4

Bajans (as Barbados residents are called) are crazy about cricket and golf.

8 Hike along an inland trail or down a coastal pathway, laugh at a mischievous green monkey in the wildlife preserve or unwind in one of the numerous parks.

If you want to take to the water, board a catamaran in Bridgetown for lunchtime snorkeling, or set sail for a sunset dinner cruise. 9

10 Dance the night away in “irie” oblivion to live soca, reggae or calypso at Harbour Lights or hot spot Red Door Lounge. SHUTTERSTOCK

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urrender to endless sunshine and calypso rhythms. The first resort in Barbados exclusively for couples, this paradise is an idyllic refuge to reconnect and recharge. Find inner peace at the serene yoga and fitness center. Embrace cool Caribbean waters at three sparkling pools, or for certified divers, by diving into the vibrant coral reefs. With 11 gourmet dining venues and 280 luxurious rooms—all overlooking the exotic gardens and ocean, 877-SANDALS many featuring private Tranquility Soaking TubsTM for Sandals.com two—there’s a magical story just waiting to be told.

he royal treatment awaits you at Sandals new, all-suite resort. It’s the most exclusive, all-inclusive ever. Experience the dramatic SkyPool Suites, magnificent Swim-up Suites, and lavish Millionaire Suites—all with outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tubs for two. Indulge in 5-Star Global GourmetTM dining at six world-class restaurants, innovative bars and pools, and a 15,000-square-foot spa. Ocean views, every land and 877-SANDALS water sport imaginable, and Butler Elite service complete Sandals.com your Luxury Included® experience.

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2 International flights stop at Maurice Bishop International Airport, and visitors who continue have only a short hop by interisland charter to Lauriston Airport in Carriacou.

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River Antoine Rum Distillery, the oldest functioning distillery in the Caribbean, BEST MONTHS TO GO is a must-see for visitors. Using only January to May locally sourced sugar cane, the rum is handmade by the same process (and on some of the same equipment!) that was used when the distillery first opened in the late 1700s. You can even sample the rum at the end of your tour. 5

SANDALS GRENADA RESORT & SPA world-class resort in Grenada has finally emerged. Introducing Sandals Grenada, an unsurpassed, all-inclusive luxury experience on the seductive â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spice Island.â&#x20AC;? Exotic elements of the South Seas are infused with bold, contemporary design resulting in a first-class resort unlike any other. Guests revel in pools that float in the sky, a living room that floats inside a pool and Tranquility Soaking Tubs for two 877-SANDALS that offer endless ocean views from magnificent patios Sandals.com and balconies.

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4 If you want to drive in Grenada, you must obtain a local driving permit. Most car rental firms issue local permits. Note that driving is on the left.

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TURKS & CAICOS 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Try to catch the “green flash” at sunset. This split-second burst of emerald light can sometimes happen along the horizon on a clear day. 1

2 Explore historic Cockburn Town on Grand Turk—some say it’s the spot where Columbus first landed in 1492. The quaint Bermudian-style houses will catch your eye, and you may be tempted to take an impromptu walking tour through town.

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4 Turks & Caicos is less developed and more upscale than other islands in the Caribbean. 5 Only 8 of the 40 islands are inhabited, which gives it an intimate feel.

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BEACHES® TURKS & CAICOS RESORT VILLAGES & SPA enowned for its sparkling turquoise waters and the longest, most coveted stretch of Grace Bay’s 12-mile white-sand beach, “the last of the true exotics” is perfect for romantic getaways and family-friendly escapes. This includes underwater adventures at one of the top diving destinations in the world. Enjoy 21 fabulous restaurants, and sip tropical drinks at 14 bars. Plus, choose from five spectacular villages: French, 877-BEACHES Caribbean, Italian, Seaside and the Key West Village—all Beaches.com boasting stellar accommodations.

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ST. LUCIA 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW AT A GLANCE Make sure you check out Gros Piton and Petit Piton, rugged mountains located on the island’s southwest coast; they’re among the Caribbean’s most recognizable landmarks. 2

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3 You’ll need a guide to enter the island’s restricted rainforest region, so sign up for a tour to walk through the dense foliage and swim in one of the tropical waterfalls. If you’re lucky, you may see the rare St. Lucian parrot.

6 The best place to start a scuba dive along the coral walls is the beach at Anse Chastanet, a hotel on the southwest coast.

Some of the coral walls plunge 200 feet deep! Keep your eyes peeled for barrel sponges, angel fish, sea horses, spotted eels, stingrays, nurse sharks and sea turtles. 7

8 Try local favorites like saltfish and green fig and Creole barbecue. While you’re in Castries, try Pink Plantation House, a can’tmiss Creole restaurant.

If you rent a car, make sure you keep to the left side of the road (like you would in the UK). You can also make your way around via ferry, bus or cab.

Gros Islet, a small island on the northwest shore of St. Lucia, is known throughout the Caribbean for its Friday night jump-up. Streetside music blares as locals jam to the sounds of reggae, soca and calypso.

5 Visit the hopping Saturday market in Castries, the island’s capital. The vendors sell everything from fruits and local spices to crafts.

10 If you or your partner loves jazz music, plan your trip around the three-day St. Lucia Jazz Festival, held every May.

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1 Visit Sulphur Springs, a “drive-in” volcano, which last erupted two centuries ago.

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SANDALS GRANDE ST. LUCIAN SPA & BEACH RESORT rand panoramic views add to the grandeur of this palatial resort, set on its own spectacular peninsula with the ocean on both sides. The most discerning guests will be impressed by indulgences such as 12 gourmet restaurants including the signature Barefoot by the Sea and Gordon’s Over-the-Water Restaurant. Five magnificent pools and the island inspired Red Lane® Spa invite total relaxation. Accommodations 877-SANDALS include circular Rondoval Suites with private plunge pools, Sandals.com lagoon Swim-up Suites and Over-the-Water Bungalows.

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SANDALS HALCYON BEACH waken your desires for romantic temptation in the true Garden of Eden. Quintessentially Caribbean with classic island architecture and charm, this intimate seaside oasis is blissfully serene. Enjoy six gourmet restaurants, including Kelly’s Dockside Over-the-Water Restaurant, which extends out over the ocean and offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Laid back and casual, this is Saint Lucia’s ultimate beach resort, with 877-SANDALS Stay at 1, Play at 3 exchange privileges offered among all Sandals.com three Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia.

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SANDALS REGENCY LA TOC GOLF RESORT & SPA igh glamour rises to new heights of luxury on the legendary La Toc estate, which includes a half-mile cove beach, a nine-hole golf course, nine impressive gourmet restaurants and a stunning Red Lane® Spa. Dramatic two-story villas atop Sunset Bluff Village, with private pools and butler service, are the pinnacle of indulgence. Exclusive Millionaire Suites with private pools are the summit of 877-SANDALS prestige at the cliff’s peak with 180-degree ocean views, Sandals.com while elevated privileges include personal butler service.

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JAMAICA 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW 1 The best way to get around is in Jamaican Union of Travelers Association (JUTA)– licensed taxis.

Montego Bay is definitely a must-see. Located near the airport on the northwest side of the island, “MoBay” is perfect for golf getaways and short honeymoon trips. Ever since Sandals opened the first all-inclusive resort there, it’s been the top destination for young newlyweds.

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Bob Marley’s birthplace, Kingston, is perfect for honeymooners seeking their reggae roots or even just a starting point for spa trips and hikes in the beautiful Blue Mountains. 3

Many popular Jamaican destinations are between one and two hours from the Montego Bay airport by car. Make sure you bring Dramamine if you’re at risk for motion sickness, as taxi drivers take the curvy roads at quite a clip.

To see Jamaica at its best, go during Carnival, the highlight of the Jamaican year, in Kingston, Ocho Rios and MoBay each April and in Negril each May. 6

7 Reggae lovers should wait until July for the Reggae Sumfest, held in MoBay.

While shopping in Montego Bay, be polite and don’t hesitate to haggle. Sellers are insistent. 8

9 Coconut water—sold as “ice cold jelly” at roadside stands—and conch soup are said to heighten amour.

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5 The Blue Lagoon was filmed in Port Antonio, called the “most exquisite port on Earth.” It’s a less-developed gem on the northeast side of the island.

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et go and let loose because Negril invented “chill.” Located on the widest and best stretch of Jamaica’s famous Seven Mile Beach, Beaches Negril is an upbeat, family-friendly resort where three shimmering pools, nine gourmet restaurants and an exclusive Red Lane® Spa are a few of the heavenly temptations. Here you’ll sway to the beat of Bob Marley played by an authentic Mento band and stroll through lush tropical 877-BEACHES gardens—a paradise where no building is higher than the Beaches.com tallest palm tree.

ascading down from the lush St. Ann Mountains to the romantic beach of Ocho Rios, this newly renovated family golf and beach resort offers something for everyone. Unwind at one of five pools, or get revved up at the Pirates Island Waterpark and the chic 18-and-over Club Liquid. From beach bonfire parties and a Red Lane® Spa to gourmet dining at seven worldclass restaurants—plus the lavishly appointed rooms 877-BEACHES and suites—Beaches Ocho Rios is for lovers of luxury and Beaches.com sun-kissed fun.

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he flagship Sandals, set on Jamaica’s best, private white-sand beach in Montego Bay, is where the beach goes on and the party never stops. Twelve gourmet restaurants make you think, it doesn’t get any better than this, and a Red Lane® Spa renews you. Wedding bells ring at the new Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel. For those who prefer glamorous seclusion, the Beachfront Villa Suites with Butler Service 877-SANDALS provide privilege and specialized butler service along a Sandals.com beautiful stretch of beach.

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ick back on the best and longest stretch of Jamaica’s famous Seven Mile Beach and experience the very chic and slightly playful side of Negril. Unwind poolside or at the Red Lane® Spa. There are seven gourmet restaurants, including our signature dining experience, Barefoot by the Sea. Breathtaking Swim-up Suites are on the edge of a lagoon pool with the beach in view and exquisite Millionaire Suites include private 877-SANDALS outdoor pools and gardens that wrap you in luxurious Sandals.com seclusion while personal butlers attend to your needs.

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SANDALS OCHI BEACH RESORT estled between the St. Ann Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica’s hippest resort features three extraordinary destinations in one: the chic Ochi Beach Club and Riviera Seaside, the lively plantation-style Great House, and the exclusive Butler Village, with 105 pools and romantic Romeo & Juliet Suites. Enjoy 16 restaurants, 11 bars, the region’s only speakeasy—The Rabbit Hole—live entertainment at a cutting-edge amphitheater and two Red 877-SANDALS Lane® Spas. Best of all, your “I do’s” can take center stage Sandals.com at the Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel.

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uilt in the glamorous 1950s and luxuriously appointed in the 21st century, this serene sanctuary still maintains its stellar reputation as one of Jamaica’s most exquisite resorts. Sandals Royal Plantation sits on a bluff 25 feet above the Caribbean Sea, granting each of its 74 suites heart-stopping views of the ocean and exclusive butler service. Bask blissfully on the spectacular twin beaches where you can spend hours 877-SANDALS sunbathing or partake in exciting water sports including Sandals.com daily scuba diving for certified divers or snorkeling.

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lassic Georgian architecture welcomes you to a place reminiscent of the grandest British manor houses. At the main resort, the noblest of British refinement blends with Jamaican charm. Feast at eight tantalizing gourmet restaurants including an authentic British pub. Enjoy Jamaica’s only Over-the-Water Villas, with water hammocks and private infinity pools. Then discover an exotic private island—Sandals Island— 877-SANDALS with a Thai restaurant, secluded beach and Red Lane® Sandals.com Spa Escape.

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andals South Coast has been reimagined to capture all that’s unique about Jamaica’s South Coast. Everything new is all about water: lavish Over-theWater Bungalows with “sea-through” floors; a spectacular over-the-water bar; our Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel; nine restaurants including Sushi on the Sand at water’s edge; and redesigned, all-beachfront rooms and suites with stunning views from beachfront balconies and walk877-SANDALS out patios. Set within a 500-acre nature preserve, Sandals Sandals.com South Coast is all beachfront, all luxury.

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